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WCGC Go for Grammar!


The Go for Grammar! Programme itself consists of a series of themed ‘workshop’ events for Year 5 pupils which take place on Saturdays throughout the academic year. Each workshop has an overall theme and will include Mathematics and English tutorial sessions, run by members of the Westcliff High School for Boys’ teaching staff, covering material that is relevant to 11 Plus examination questions. Workshop themes for the 2023/2024 academic year are:

Saturday 30 September 2023 – Sport, Adventure and Leadership

An action packed selection of outdoor sporting opportunities in addition to exciting sessions run by cadets from our WHSB Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Army, Navy and RAF sections that are fun and inclusive for pupils of all abilities.

Saturday 20 January 2024 – All Things Creative

Pupils will have sessions in Art, Music and Technology, and Modern Foreign Languages to learn and develop their creative skills, using our dedicated specialist facilities.

Saturday 27 April 2024 – Lively Laboratories

A series of hands-on practical activities in the School’s science laboratories will introduce pupils to the exciting science of chemical reactions in Chemistry, the relationships between matter and energy in Physics, the science of life in Biology, all brought together with a session in Earth Sciences.


The workshops commence at 9.00am and finish at 3.00pm. Children attending will need to bring a packed lunch on the day. To offer as many local Year 5 children as possible the opportunity to attend a workshop, each child will be offered one workshop place following receipt of an on-line application (see below). Please select your child’s choice of workshop in order of preference when applying. We will do our best to accommodate each child’s preferences.

Places will be offered on a first come first served basis, with priority given to those in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding. If places become available on an additional event, we will make contact to offer a second day. Workshop attendance is priced at £15. There will be no charge to attend for those children in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding.

Places are still available for the 2023/24 programme. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Westcliff High School for Boys.

WCGC Go for Grammar! Team



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